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The Village on the Hill

Until the 1950s Woodcote formed a single parish with the Thames-side village of South Stoke - a parish that formed a long strip from the top of the Chilterns down to the river. This is a typical pattern for the villages in the loop of the river between Henley and Wallingford, providing as it does a range of crops and agricultural possibilities, from the woods and commons on the high ground, down through the arable slopes of the escarpment, to the grazing marshes by the river. The parish of Woodcote today stands at the junction of two very different South Oxfordshire landscapes, being bounded on one side by the Chiltern beechwoods, and on the other by the open fields running down to the the Thames Valley.

Photographs by John Sandford unless otherwise indicated

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Greenmoor Hill

Greenmoor Hill

Icknield Farm from Beech Lane

Icknield Farm from Beech Lane

South Stoke Road

South Stoke Road


Moulsford Downs

Moulsford Downs

Dean Farm Bottom

Dean Farm Bottom

Looking down South Stoke Road

Looking down South Stoke Road